Spirited Awards announces first winners of 2020 competition

Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken

22 September 2020

Tales of the Cocktail has revealed the winners in a number of categories, featuring three UK winners

The Foundation is carrying on proceedings amid the Covid-19 crisis as it feels that 'it is more important now than ever to continue to honour the professionals, organisations and establishments than have enhanced the industry'. 

The Top 10 stage of the competition saw London dominate the Best International Hotel Bar and Best International Bar Mentor categories, and yesterday (21 September) it announced the first of 2020's overall winners, with the UK taking home three of the prizes.

Best International Bar Team: The Connaught Bar

Best International Hotel Bar: Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel (pictured)

Best New International Cocktail Bar: Kwant

'Congratulations to this year’s Spirited Award winners,' said Caroline Rosen, Tales of the Cocktail Foundation president. 'In a year that has caused us to all contemplate so much, there is no question that these individuals and establishments are worthy of celebration on a global stage. Their contributions are advancing this industry forward at a much needed time for change and we are honoured to have the opportunity to recognise them.'

Further winners will be announced in a live ceremony on 24 September, 4pm Central Time (CT).

Congratulations to the above winners, and good luck to the remaining nominees!

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